It is clear since the 'Asian Century' white paper was released that the Australian Governmet considers China to be its future for the next 100 years.
What does this mean for the Australia/America alliance? Australia is openly declaring that America is less important to Australias future than
China.....for the next 100 years.
Can Australia really be trusted now? Is it really safe for America to share anything with Australia as far as the military goes? Can America be sure
that Australia will keep its secrets? Are the Marines stationed in Australia in a safe position?
I cant see how the American Government would not be concerned and insulted by the 'Asian Century' white paper. The Australian Government obviously
thinks Americas time as superpower is drawing to a close in the very near future.
I understand that the Australian Government is in a difficult position and feels that it must look to China to ensure Australias economy remains
strong into the future but did they really need to be so blunt? 100 years? Australia obviously holds little hope that the American Government can fix
its economy and pay its National Debt.
Are Australia just saying what everyone else is thinking?
Australia just signed a 'Defence Treaty Bill' with America. Is this really in Americas best interest? America only sells obsolete junk to Australia at
inflated prices but still.... I think America needs to consider if Australia can be trusted in the alliance. What would Australia do if it came to the
crunch? If WW3 breaks out, the Australia Government will obviously need to consider the fact that they believe China is Australia future for the next
I dont think America can trust Australia from this point on.
edit on 31-10-2012 by GaiusMarius because: (no reason given)